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The effect of an increased minimum wage on infant mortality and birth weight

K.A. Komro, M.D. Livingston, Sara Markowitz () and A.C. Wagenaar

American Journal of Public Health, 2016, vol. 106, issue 8, 1514-1516

Abstract: Objectives. To investigate the effects of state minimum wage laws on low birth weight and infant mortality in the United States. Methods.Weestimatedtheeffectsof state-levelminimumwage lawsusingadifferencein- differences approach on rates of lowbirthweight (

Keywords: birth weight; epidemiology; human; infant; infant mortality; salary and fringe benefit; statistics and numerical data; United States, Birth Weight; Humans; Infant; Infant Mortality; Salaries and Fringe Benefits; United States (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303268

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